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TONIGHT! • Last Craft of The Year! • Seasonal Photo Holder!

17 Dec

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TONIGHT! December 17th, 2014 from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Seasonal Photo Holder Thinger (I’m bringin’ the Poloroid!)
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special “The Lyla” for the discerning Mary

***NOW PLAYING*** SparkleBlob’s Jingle-Belling on the Outskirts of Greatness tickets are going fast, this is the last weekend, come see us, get a hot buttered rum and puppets in your face! www.sparkleblob.org ***NEXT WEEK*** Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Holiday Edition!!! OMG Holiday Prizes and your favorite guys, gals, balls and fancy prizes! 50 cents a card, December 23rd!

You shopped all over Los Angeles, you visited everywhere and looked at everything and couldn’t find that one perfect gift, and that’s because it’s right here at Akbar on the corner of Sunset and Fountain.

I have these lovely deluxe seasonal-themed wooden photo holders that you can paint and decorate with all the emotion and verve that your brain can make! AND I brought the polaroid, so for ONE extra dollar, I’ll take your photo looking extra cute and BLAM-OH, you have a gift!

Who doesn’t want a picture of you? This gift is fool proof, it’s gorgeous, it’s practical, it’s home made. It’s what Xmas is all about, it’s warm, it’s cozy, if you give someone this gift and they get all snarky, give me their address. Because if they don’t want a photo of you, I’m marching over there myself and taking the present AWAY and replacing it with a ROCK.

The end of the year is fraught with the usual precarious aspects of the underlying social landscape, haunting us with ever-present avarice, bitterness, melancholiness and weirdness and all the other things that can crunch up our minds this time of year.

Nobody’s asking you to walk away from all that!

But if you desire seasonal cheer in a bar tonight, we’ll be here to give you a hug and ask you to work with your hands and your heart and make something that snark forgot.

This is our LAST CRAFT of 2014, we will see you on the other side of the calendar, January 7th, 2015

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Gingerbread Door Hanger • December 3rd, 2014

03 Dec

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TONIGHT! December 3rd, 2014 from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Gingerbread Foam Doorknob Hanger!
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special “The Lyla” brave the rain like Baby Jane!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain!

 

Square Dancing and Hand Turkeys • November 19th, 2014

18 Nov

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CraftNight Limited Edition 

Hand Turkeys • Live Old Time Music • Square Dancing • Sarsaparilla

  • This Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight or later at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT LIMITED EDITION!!! 
  • Project: Hand Turkeys
  • $2 Processing fee, please
  • $4 Drink Specials: 1.) They Lyla (Whiskey and Ginger Beer) and 2.) Little Britches (Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey with soda water)
  • Special for YOU: Triple Chicken Foot and Friends play music for you to craft and square dance to, yesireeee!!! 

Our LAST CraftNight of November is a cornucopia of crafting, drinking, dancing and causing an autumn ruckus we’ll remember into winter and spring. Pluckin’ and strummin’ and callin’ and swingin’ will be the likes of Triple Chicken Foot and friends.
That’s right: ACTUAL musicians crammed into the dance floor space, you and people you know and people you meet having unbridled joy careening and laughing while learning/doing the Virginia Reel and other Square Dancing favorites.

Our Craft will be the predominant age-old seasonal classic: Hand Turkeys. Bring your friends and shake your tail feathers!

Did you ever make a hand turkey in school? If you haven’t made one, then we’ve got to get you in here for this rite of passage. If you’ve made plenty, our philosophy is that you can NEVER make enough hand turkeys.

Next week, CraftNight will take a break, Akbar will be hosting “PIE” a sweet and sassy helping of booty-shakin’ music, slices of actual pie and all the partying you can handle before you have to go be respectable the next day at the Thanksgiving table.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com
www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

“Turkey Time” Paper Clock Sculpture • November 12th, 2014

12 Nov

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 from 9pm until 12am (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: “Turkey Time” Paper Craft Clock Sculpture 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink special: It’s the Lyla, with ginger beer and whiskey, the key to great things. 

  • UPCOMING

    Wed. November 19th 9pm >>> SQUARE DANCING CRAFTNIGHT with TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT!!!
    Tues. November 25th 8pm – 10pm >>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!
    Wed. November 26th >>> No CraftNight because AKBAR’S “PIE” DANCE PARTY!!!


What time is it? TURKEY TIME, at least that’s what this jaunty paper sculpture says when you look at it and laugh. Any of your friends or relatives who enjoy corny jokes is going to LOVE this thing. It’s a perfect gift. It’s something to talk about. It’s a piece of decor that will compliment your life, or anyone’s life you give it to, it really is just that good. It involves a paper plate, which you can rip off the wall and use as an ACTUAL PLATE in times of emergency.

With this one, I’m going easy on you, it’s simple, it’s direct, there’s not a whole lot of commitment involved.  If you have friends who are scared of crafting, or if you have a date that you want to impress or get to know better while doing something that appears seasonal and also innocuously endearing, this could be for you. It’s the perfect kind of craft for light and airy fun, just pop in and make one, make it a keepsake for yourself or your pals.

This is our second to last CraftNight of November, the week after this it’s hand turkeys and SQUARE DANCING WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT!!!! And then OMG it’s December! Eeeek!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain
www.crafthead.com
www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

 

Scarecrow CraftStick Time • November 5th, 2014

04 Nov

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This Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 from 9pm until 12am (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Scarecrow Face CraftStick Keepsake with Satin Cord!
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink special: The Lyla ~~~~ Whiskey and Ginger Beer, never fear!


 

Scarecrow: I’d unravel any riddle, For any individ’le, In trouble or in pain…
Dorothy: With the thoughts you’d be thinkin’ You could be another Lincon If you only had a brain

To celebrate the arrival of fall weather, we have a handsome little assortment of popsicle sticks and adhesive foam shapes that form a decorative fall keepsake in the form of a scarecrow’s face! It’s just darling, and it’ll scare away any pests lingering around your garden or your office or your front door.

Daylight savings is here! You know, the practice of turning the clocks back an hour to make it easier for people in 1918 to tend to their crops? It’s here! Just like McRib, Fall is BACK, and it’s darker, rainier and colder than ever! Get in here and we’ll warm you up, Akbar style!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain
www.crafthead.com
www.akbarsilverlake.com

 


Upcoming:
Wed. November 19th 9pm >>> SQUARE DANCING CRAFTNIGHT with TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT!!!
Tues. November 25th 8pm – 10pm >>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!
Wed. November 26th >>> No CraftNight because AKBAR’S “PIE” DANCE PARTY!!!